RESTORATION / (PRE)CONSERVATION
Art-Decor is specialized in Art-Deco, Art-Nouveau and Neo-Gotic, but they also
restore older styles. In the previous years many projects in the Netherlands have been restored. The whole project, from preliminary
analysis to the last decoration, is implemented under own supervision. After
making an inventory of the components, a study into the original
colours can take place. The results of the research are written in a
report including a restoration recommendation. As a result
of this report and the chosen style, the old mural paintings or decorations will
be taken out as much as possible and then they will be conserved. Afterwards, missing
parts are completed. Even a complete reconstruction can be made. Every
restoration has its own treatment because every situation is unique. They work with both valid and more modern material on the basis of reversibel techniques and products. Techniques such as wood- and marble imitations,
making and placing stencils, patina work, placing borders and precious
metals, such as booklet gold [goldleaves], bronze, platinum, etc. are carried
out at a high-quality level. Our work is according to traditional methods and
quality is provided.
Some of our restoration projects are: the Jugendstil villa Rams Woerthe (Overijssel), belongs to the top 100 of most important monuments of the Netherlands, the town hall of Leeuwarden (booklet gold, marble imitation), the country goods Batinghe 1692 (Drenthe) and the Klinze 1655 (Friesland), the Jugendstil and "Newspaper of the North"(Groningen) and the well-known Jaffahouse (Utrecht).
ART & DECORATION
In regard of decoration, Art-Decor occupies itself especially with creating an environment of originality for both interieurs and exterieurs. A client is informed by means of photograph presentations for ideas of several possibilities. Then in an exploratory conversation a directive is taken, considering the wishes of the client. In most cases the client leaves the design and colour definition to the artist.
Decorations can imply for instance: murals, trompe-l'oeil, but also mural decorations and techniques, wood- and marble imitations, stencil techniques whether or not built from several layers grisailles, arabesques etc. We are always looking for an unique application with a totally exclusive character for each customer.
The murals are nearly always devised from scratch. While painting each time more lines come and a new world arises, in which the client can give its own perception. During the painting he also can discuss ideas.
Beside private clients you can find the work of Art-Decor also at business clients. Think, for example, of horeca, shops, office buildings, beauty centers, sport complexes, etc.
W.A.T. (WORLD ART TRADITIONS)
To maintain the quality and the continuity of the artistic level Randolph Algera, supported by a renowned foreign colleague Evan Wilson from the United States, has set up the "W.A.T.- group". This group consists of international talented artists with several specialisms in the field of restoration, mural paintings (murals) and decorations and trompe-l'oeil. They have joined their strengths to be able to implement larger projects around the whole world. You can find their work from Los Angeles to Oslo, from Tokyo to New York.
In the Netherlands projects of this group were accomplished under supervision of
Randolp Algera, such as the restorations of historical interiors of Jugendstil (art nouveau) villa RamsWoerthe, Steenwijk, the Neo-Gothic Lambertusbasilica in the city of Hengelo (O), the Pancratiuschurch in
Geesteren (O), the St.-Joris church in Oosterbierum (Fr), but also many
different decorative projects on luxury yachts.
New Design and styles of polychromy and art painting were also done under supervision of and designed by Art-Decor Randolph Algera in the St.-Clemenschurch in Steenwijk (NL) and the M.O.O. church in Zenderen.